The purpose of this study was to develop a typology of stress in Nurses through the use of a Q methodology. The research was done between June, 1 and November 30,1992 Fifty nurse working in a hospital were interviewed to solicit statements on their opinions about concepts factors and coping methods related to stress. The statements which were collected were classi fied and categorized to a find list 48 statements. Each of the statements was written dr a seperate card and 30 nurses were a shed to sort the co??? according the degree of agreement along with quasinormal distribution. The results of the sorting by each subject were coded and analyzed using the Quanal PC progam. As a result of the analysis, four types were identified; Type I was classified and named as neccessary for living Type II was named as stimulues to be avoided Type III was named as situation to be consumption. Type IV was named as self-limited problem which can be solve The correlation among each types was relatively high, but the characteristics of each type are unique and distinct. throughout this study, it was indentified that the type of Nurse's stress would be formed.